The Beep Book is transcripts of interviews with over 100 game audio professionals from a range of areas of game sound's history. The majority of the interviews were conducted as part of the Beep documentary film project by director and author Karen Collins. These are supplemented by interviews done for Video Game Music Online by Chris Greening. The book is ~410,000 words in length--a huge volume of material spanning decades of video game and pinball audio history. Interviews include artists such as Marty O'Donnell (Halo), George "The Fat Man" Sanger (7th Guest), Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts), and many, many more. The interviews aim to explore the changing nature of game audio over time. Interviews are with people from all over the world, including Japan, USA, Canada & Europe, and took place from October 2014 to July 2016. They cover a range of expertise and experience levels, and include composers, sound designers, voice actors and directors, record labels, conductor, orchestrators, chip musicians, hardware and software creators, and more.
LIMITED TIME OFFER!! We have 50 of our original 300 print run, hand-numbered and signed by Karen Collins available!!
There were only 300 of these printed to fulfil our Kickstarter orders. We have just 50 left over, and are offering these at our cost until they run out! Please note we're not a store, and our shipper is in school full-time, so it may take a week or so to get to the post office and get your item in the mail. You will get a confirmation when the item has shipped.
These are currently offered at $50 CAD for the 2-volume set, plus shipping (CA & US: $25/set, Int'l $60/set (sorry, that's what it costs!)).